How does God smile on you? Moses' priestly prayer of blessing that he encouraged Aaron to pray for Israel, talks about God's smile. Does God smile for you? Of course that is talking about His favor, His good intentions toward us and toward our plans and the stuff of each day. We all want that! So, this is a good prayer for you and for you to take to the Lord for others.

The Lord bless you, and keep you; 

The Lord make His face shine on you,

And be gracious to you; 

Consider then who gives the blessing. It is the Priest of Israel, the go-between. Today we have one Priest - One mediator between God and man -- Jesus Christ. So if we want this blessing, we come through Jesus. We recall that only one Person ever was perfectly well-pleasing to the Father, His Son. And so we pray, in Jesus name that the Lord would bless, keep, be gracious, and yes smile on us today because of His Son Jesus. Amen!

Numbers 6:22–27 (NLT)

The Priestly Blessing

22 Then the Lord said to Moses, 23 “Tell Aaron and his sons to bless the people of Israel with this special blessing: 24 ‘May the Lord bless you and protect you. 25 May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. 26 May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace.’ 27 Whenever Aaron and his sons bless the people of Israel in my name, I myself will bless them.”